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UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
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What is a UN convention? A legally binding agreement among the Member States. Only members that ratify a convention must honor it.
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Convention on Cultural Diversity “as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature”
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History of Convention Introduced after 9/11 attacks Original sponsors: France and Canada Ratified in October 2005 Entered into force March 2007 Only United States and Israel voted no
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Definition of Culture Art and literature Lifestyle Ways of living together Value systems Traditions Beliefs
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Cultural Rights 1. All persons have the right to express themselves and to create and disseminate their work in their mother tongue.
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Cultural Rights 2) All persons are entitled to a quality education and training that fully respect their cultural identity.
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Cultural Rights 3) All persons have the right to participate in the cultural life of their choice and conduct their own cultural practices
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2008 for the course IAH 201 taught by Professor Dontknow during the Spring '05 term at Michigan State University.

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